The family of a popular Dublin taxi driver who tragically died after contracting with Covid-19, has advised people to stay home to save lives and to prevent the disease from spreading.
Michael Glynn, 78, was a father-of-six, and a well liked taxi driver from Tallaght.
After a major surgury last December, he experienced complications, and was treated in St James ‘Hospital’s intensive care unit.
According to RTE, Emily Glynn, Michael’s daughter, said that her dad had an wonderful life and, in the hours before he passed away, had been singing and “in great form,”. All he wanted to do was celebrate his life. When he died Thursday evening, she and her mother, Patricia, were the only two people who were allowed be with him.
She told the national broadcaster:
“Dad passed away just before six o’clock, very peacefully, with myself and my mam in the room with him. We could not hug my dad or kiss my dad goodbye.
“My brothers all said goodbye through FaceTime. My mother wanted to get into the bed beside my dad to lie with him in his final moments, but that wasn’t allowed.”
They could only have a small burial with a funeral to take place when the coronavirus outbreak is over.
Emily said her family are all now in self-isolation. Tragically, she said her husband and three children are grieving without her.
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